United Methodist Church and Boy Scouts of America
The Natchez Trace Council is focused on finding a solution for your Scouting unit that works best for all parties. These solutions are the culmination of a lot of discussions at all levels of the United Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts of America. All Scouting is local – our Scouts benefit from the relationship with your church and the volunteers that operate the unit’s program.
In focusing on your unit(s), the Natchez Trace Council wants to emphasize that your unit leadership should remain focused on providing, and planning, a quality program for your Scouts as we work together to find the best option for the families who have children in your pack or troop.
Your Scouting professional (district executive) will be given the necessary training and documents to assist you and will be contacting you to set a meeting to discuss the ongoing relationship between your church and the Boy Scouts of America. Please feel free to share any questions and concerns you have about how to move forward.
This meeting should include institution head/executive officer, chartered organization representative, committee chair and unit leader (IH/EO, COR, CC, UL) to determine how the unit will proceed.
Three Options - all are covered by BSA insurance
Option 1 details
Option 2 details
Option 3 details
|BSA Liability Insurance Information||BSA General Liability Insurance Coverage for Chartered & Affiliate Organizations||Download|
|Natchez Trace Council & UMC Charter Options presentation||PowerPoint Presentation of the Natchez Trace Council for UMC chartering options 1-2-3||Download|
|NTC-UMC Options Guide||The United Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners in serving youth for over one hundred years. Our goal is to continue this relationship for another century. To keep Scouting strong in our local community, we encourage the Natchez Trace Council, unit, and United Methodist Church leadership to schedule a meeting together to discuss the THREE OPTIONS listed below.||Download|
|NTC-UMC Recharter Options Letter January 2023||Letter to all Natchez Trace Council UMC chartered partners about recharter options.||Download|
|UMC - Quick Reference Guide for Units||Grid-style at-a-glance options for UMC Chartered units||Download|
|UMC and BSA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)||This MOU defines the positive, mutually supportive relationship between the United Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts of America.||Download|